Matt Welch
Matt  Welch

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Duluth, Minn.

High School:
Proctor HS

Event:
Distance


06/01/2016

Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.

06/01/2016

Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.

05/04/2016

Gophers Garner 11 Titles at St. Thomas

The University of Minnesota men's track & field program locked up 11 individual titles on Wednesday evening at St Thomas' Tommie Twilight.

04/28/2016

Gophers Open Up Drake Relays

Meanwhile at Macalester's Bolstorff Twilight, Matt Welch (3:57.57) and Charlie Lawrence (4:04.02) paced the 1,500 meters, finishing first and second, respectively.

02/19/2016

Gophers Grab Five Wins in Home Finale

Goaner Deng was less than a quarter of a second off All-American Harun Abda’s University of Minnesota Fieldhouse record with his win in the 800 meters.

Welch's Personal Records

2016 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor:
Did not see action. Outdoor: Won the 5,000 meter at the St. Thomas Tommie Twilight with a time of 14:33.36.

2015 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

Indoor: Competed at the Northwest Open (winning the one mile), the Iowa State Classic, and the B1G Indoor Championships. Outdoor: At the Musco Twilight finished ninth in the 3000 meters with a time of 8:31.32 • finished 18th in the 1500 meters at the UW La Crosse Eagle Invitational with a time of 4:00.20.

2014 | REDSHIRT SEASON
Indoor:
Did not compete. Outdoor: Competing unattached at the 2014 MAC Invitational, placed 4th in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:57.19 • placed third unattached in the 1500 meters at the Meet of the UnSaintly.


PERSONAL
Undecided in his major. • Hometown: Duluth, Minnesota. • High School: Proctor. • Son of Jacqui and Mark Welch. • Has three brothers, Ben, Zach, and Jake • Favorite sports memory is when his high school cross country team won their sectional and made it to the state tournament. • Minnesota Gatorade Runner of the Year 2012.

MORE HEADLINES

Miller Inspired By Rio Experience

9/2/2016

Former Gopher student-athlete and current women's assistant coach Peter Miller attended the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as a fan.

`U' Alum Siegmeier Joins Gophers Staff

8/25/2016

A two-time All-American and three-time Big Ten champion, Zach Siegmeier will serve as director of operations for men's track & field and cross country.

Blankenship, Mead Shine in Olympic Finals

8/20/2016

Mead and Blankenship recorded the best Olympic finishes by Gophers since Staffan Strand finished sixth in the high jump for Sweden during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

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